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Friday , December 6 2019

Population panel submits proposals – Inspections set

State Minister for Economic Affairs Maryam Al-Aqeel

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 3: The Demographics Committee, formed by State Minister for Economic Affairs Mariam Al-Aqeel, has submitted its reports with proposals and recommendations to handle the population structure imbalance and find suitable solutions accordingly, as well as tighten sanctions on the violators, reports Al-Qabas daily.

The recommendations include closing down outlets that have not renewed their licenses or modified their situations one year after the citation was filed against them, and doubling the sanctions on residency traffickers to six-year imprisonment and/or fines of KD 4,000.

In its report, the committee stressed the need to take a number of actions to activate the role of inspection departments on national employees in order to find actual opportunities and eliminate fake employment.

It insisted that the strategy should succeed for tackling the failure in the demographic structure by tightening the legal actions against the violators to reduce fake businesses and unemployment rate.

In addition, the automated interface among five bodies – Public Authority for Manpower, Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Public Authority for Agricultural Affairs and Fish Resources, and Public Authority for Industry – to limit the manipulation in a number of employment cases.

Meanwhile, sources indicated that the sanctions on residency traffickers are expected to tighten if complaints are received from workers, either domestic workers or employees of public or private sector – by the inspection teams.

In addition, they revealed that the committee will form six inspection teams to check on the activities of commercial shops, adding that the campaigns will focus on commercial complexes that rent out shops of small spaces not exceeding 16 square meters in Khaitan, Farwaniya, Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh, Mahboula, Hawally, Fahaheel, Jahra and Egaila

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